MENDON FIRE DISTRICT MINUTES
February 13, 2020

The meeting was called to order at 19:00 Hrs.

Attending: Dan Considine, Art Morrell, John Shipe, Steven Shuler, Ryan Wilsey, Secretary John McGinnis, Treasurer Heidi Baumer, Counsel William Fletcher, P.Kester, D.Ackerman, M.Arman

Public Comment: -None

Calendar & Requests for Meeting Room
-3/13/202, J.Brokaw 6pm-8pm; 4/14/20 J.Shipe for 3rd Battalion Past Chiefs 3pm-9pm; 8/13/20 Fire Police 5pm-10pm. S.Shuler made a motion to approve the meeting room requests, 2nd by J.Shipe. Motion approved unanimously 5-0.
Correspondence:
-None

Board of Directors:
-M.Arman reported that Department clothing requests will be handled by the newly created “MFD Store” administered by MJM Incentives. Members will be able to order clothing online using a clothing allowance. This program will be presented at the March Department Meeting.

Chief’s Report:
-YTD Calls: 29 Damage: 0 incidents Injury: 0
-Chiefs Kester and Ackerman will be out of town 2/17/2020.
-Work is progressing slowly on radios, for specifics see Chief Kester.
-Chief requested a key to the Commissioners’ Meeting Room and used the chiefs’ inability to get a key as evidence of tension between the Board and the Line. This was followed by a long, often tense, convoluted discussion at the end of which all parties agreed further meetings between the Board and the Line were needed to repair communication and foster teamwork. R.Wilsey made a motion to have three such meetings as soon as possible. These meetings will be from 6pm-8pm on 2/27/20, 3/5/20, and 3/11/20. Motion 2nd by S.Shuler. Motion approved unanimously 5-0. A.Morrell made a motion to give a key to the commissioners’ room to the three chiefs, 2nd by D.Considine. Motion approved unanimously 5-0.

Minutes:
-Motion to approve January 2020 minutes by S.Shuler, 2nd by R.Wilsey. Motion approved unanimously 5-0.

Treasurer’s Report:
-Motion to approve the treasurer’s report by R.Wilsey, 2nd by S.Shuler. Motion approved unanimously 5-0.
-No major problems with the annual audit.
-Ongoing issues with credit cards are being addressed.

Committee reports

Capital Projects/Special Projects
-Nothing to Report

Apparatus
-The tanker committee has been formed composed of A.Morrell,
S.Tschiderer, M.Parker, M.Mossow, and M.Arman.

Building Grounds:
-Plowing contract and procedures reviewed.
-Requests for bids out for painting and staining work.
-Generator planning is ongoing, no definite decisions yet.

Information and Technology
-New computer for the treasurer.
-R.Wilsey will be looking into AV material for the meeting room.
-R.Wilsey made a motion to spend $120.00/month for a data backup
contract, 2nd by D.Considine; motion approved unanimously 5-0.

Personnel:
-Dale’s Report: R.Wilsey made a motion to approve Dale’s report, 2nd
by S.Shuler. Motion approved unanimously 5-0.

-Leadership: D.Considine made a motion to only spend Fitness dollars
inside the Mendon Fire District, 2nd by S.Shuler. Motion approved
unanimously 5-0.

-Recruitment and Retention: Board says proceed with the application
of Casey Fitzpatrick, potential new MFD Member.

Old Business:
-Nothing to report.

New Business:
-Nothing to report.

Attachments
-The following hard copy items are attached to the District hard copy of the minutes:
1)Dale’s Report
2)Treasurer’s Report

Adjournment: A motion to adjourn was made by R.Wilsey, 2nd by S.Shuler Motion approved Unanimously 5-0, meeting adjourned at 21:01hrs.

Respectfully Submitted,
John M. McGinnis
Secretary
Mendon Fire District

*The intent of public comment time is to allow a non-commission member to comment on any topic. The commenter may not receive an answer to their question or a response to their comment, as the board may need to research a subject or confer with counsel on the topic prior to giving a response. The time allotted for each person commenting is limited to three (3) minutes.